If Elsie gets a viral infection, then she will develop an ear infection. If she gets an ear infection, she will need antibiotics to clear it up. If she gets antibiotics, she will be allergic to them. If she's allergic to them, she will get hives. If she gets hives, she will probably need an antihistamine prescription to clear them up. If she gets an antihistamine she will develop dry skin. And if she gets dry skin she will need a prescription strength of hydro-cortisone to make it better.
Seriously, doesn't this sounds like a Laura Numeroff book from the dark side?
Here is Elsie in the bathtub tonight. If it wasn't for the obvious blotchy red marks covering her arms and face, she would look like her normal cheerful self! She is smiling and happy as ever. I hope that next time I feel horrible that I can keep a smile on my face the way Elsie does. What a sweetheart!